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There's More To Being An Athlete Than How You Perform On The Field

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Eric Eisendrath is a former Division One hockey goalie from Brown University and has experience as a soccer, lacrosse, and hockey coach. He also has 20 years of experience in sports television, covering every major league in professional sports and five Olympic Games.

In this video, Eisendrath discusses how an athlete’s behavior off the field has become more important, especially if he or she wants to play sports at the collegiate level. Athletes must acknowledge that their actions are being watched closely and it can affect whether they are recruited or not. Coaches are now looking beyond skills on the field and are trying to create a positive environment that helps their athletes grow as people. Especially with social media dominating our modern-day culture, Eisendrath says that it is crucial for athletes to realize that “140 characters can cost a college scholarship.”